James Bridgeforth
James  Bridgeforth

James Bridgeforth

Cohort: 2019

University of Georgia
MEd, Educational Administration and Policy

Georgia College & State University
BA, Political Science
BA, Sociology


K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

Racial Justice and Education, School Choice Policies, Culturally Sustaining School Leadership, Educator Preparation Programs, Racial Violence in Schools, College Access


Research Center

USC Race & Equity Center

James Bridgeforth

James Bridgeforth is a doctoral student at the Rossier School of Education and a research associate in the USC Race and Equity Center. He holds bachelors degrees in Political Science and Sociology from Georgia College & State University and a masters degree in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. James began his professional experience in education as a Regional Admissions Counselor and Lead Diversity Recruiter in the Office of Admissions at Georgia College.

Immediately prior to joining Rossier, he worked as an elementary school teacher and teacher leader in both traditional neighborhood and charter schools in Atlanta, Georgia.

His research broadly focuses on institutional and organizational change through the study of racial violence in schools, school choice policies, and educational leadership.



Professional Experience:

Research Associate-USC Race and Equity Center (2019-Present)

Third Grade Teacher -Fred A. Toomer Elementary School (2018-2019)

Second and Third Grade Teacher Leader-Brookhaven Innovation Academy (2016-2018)

First Grade Teacher-KIPP Vision Primary School (2015-2016)

Regional Admissions Counselor-Office of Admissions, Georgia College & State University (2013-2015)



Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Major Award, Political Science (2012)
-Georgia College Department of Government and Sociology

Outstanding Major Award, Sociology (2013)
-Georgia College Department of Government and Sociology

Selected Publications

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